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IBM Endpoint Manager is pleased to announce the release of a Mobile Device Management Patch.
Option for iOS devices: messages arriving from the Console can now play a sound.
Web Report, "Mobile Device Security Overview" correctly includes blacklisted apps.
Enterprise App Management dashboard: Android apps append to recommended app lists.
Three dashboards updated for compatibility with upcoming 9.1... [More]
I am proud to announce that a new IBM License Metric Tool 9.0 is published and available!
IBM® License Metric Tool 9.0 replaces the IBM Endpoint Manager for Subcapacity Reporting 9.0 and is available additionally on Passport Advantage for all ILMT customers.
IEM customers can download the new application from IBM License Reporting (ILMT) v9 fixlet site.
IBM License Metric Tool 9.0 offers the following enhancements:
Compliance with SP 800-131a cryptographic standards
Support for IBM... [More]
IBM is pleased to announce the release of Enrollment and Extender Patch for Mobile Device Management:
Site Version 86
Updated the Enrollment and Apple iOS Management Extender to replace a certificate that is due to expire on January 24th, 2014. This certificate impacts the IBM Endpoint Manager Mobile Client.
After the certificate expires, Recommended Apps and sending messages through the client will not function fully until the certificate is ... [More]
IBM is pleased to announce we will be releasing Enrollment and Extender Patch for Mobile Device Management next week:
Updated the Enrollment and Apple iOS Management Extender to replace a certificate that is due to expire on January 24th, 2014 . This certificate impacts some functions of the IBM Endpoint Manager Mobile Client including Recommended Apps and sending messages through the client.
Update all Enrollment and... [More]
IBM Endpoint Manager for Patch Management for Solaris now supports Solaris 11 11/11 and 11.11.
The Patch Management team released a new site called “Patches for Solaris 11”, which contains Fixlet content for patching Solaris Support Repository Updates (SRUs) on Solaris 11 endpoints.
Supported Versions of IBM Endpoint Manager:
IBM Endpoint Manager 8.2 and later
Published Site Version:
Patches for Solaris 11, version 19
IBM is pleased to announce the availability of IBM Endpoint Manager for Software Use Analysis app. level 9.0!
IBM® Endpoint Manager for Software Use Analysis 9.0 is the first of a series of deliveries aimed to provide capabilities that were part of IBM Tivoli Asset Discovery for Distributed product to allow customers to be able to use IBM Endpoint Manager to report on IBM capacity licensing usage (aka IBM Sub-Capacity).
Customers can download the new application level from the IBM Endpoint Manager for Software Use Analysis fixlet... [More]
Hey just a heads up, we're currently investigating reports of the latest version of flash player (11.8.800.168) breaking things in our flash based dashboards. The version before that (11.8.800.94) is still okay.
As soon as we have a fix we'll be posting about it here.
This week, I have a confession to make. I hate Apple…or at least, I used to.
I started my career as a hardware guy…selling PCs no less. So to me and anyone else selling Windows-based PCs, Apple was the evil empire. At that time, their OS was awesome, and their hardware was junk. Yet creative types and education customers would still buy their gear, even when our ThinkPads were way better products.
Fast forward a few years. Apple has come out with the iPod, iPhone and iPad, and... [More]
Hi. I’m Jude Lancaster and I am now the product manager for the Mobile Device Management (MDM) solution that is part of the IBM Endpoint Manager Product. The product’s formal name is IBM Endpoint Manager for Mobile Devices, (IEMfM). Boring. This product came as a development effort from an acquisition IBM made in 2010 called BigFix. So I just call it BigFix Mobile. You can too. Say it with me. BigFix Mobile. See? Way cooler than IEM for Mobile.
Anyway, about me-I started... [More]
IBM is pleased to announce we will be releasing version 2.3 of Mobile Device Management, at the end of June.
Major Release Features:
Enterproid Divide Enhancements
We have enhanced our Enterproid Divide offering. You can now fully define and provision Divide policies through IEM for Mobile with our new Divide Policy Dashboard.
Security Compliance Dashboard
IEM for Mobile Devices provides a sophisticated set of... [More]
Welcome to IBM Tivoli Customer Support for Tivoli Endpoint Manager. This communication is designed to help you derive maximum value from your Tivoli Endpoint Manager software by providing you with helpful e-Support technical information, answers to frequently asked questions, and links to other key information. Please take a moment to read through the materials provided below. We are confident that you will find these resources helpful and informative.
Tivoli Endpoint Manager On-line Self-Help... [More]
IBM Tivoli Endpoint Manager for Security and Compliance
Security Configuration Management (SCM)
The Security and Compliance team at IBM has updated content for the DISA Solaris 10 checklists.
In-line parameterization, requires TEM 8.1+ :
- DISA STIG Checklist for Solaris 10 v16
Action Script based parameterization:
- SCM Checklist for DISA STIG on Solaris 10 v32
- Added zone support for GEN003540 and... [More]
I wanted to take a minute to highlight two recent success stories with IBM Endpoint Manager and how customers are gaining real value from the solution, which may prompt you to think about additional uses in your own environment. I think it is important to look at actual customer savings to understand the value of a solution. This reminds me of a story that I heard on NPR yesterday concerning the G8 Summit in Ireland. Ireland was hit very hard by the 2008 financial crisis, but David Cameron wanted things to look nice for the... [More]
I BM recently released IBM Endpoint Manager 9.0 (IEM) on Linux. With the new release of IEM 9.0, server component of IEM can now be installed on RHEL 6.1 and above, with IBM DB2 10.x as the database. In order to explore the new features and capabilities of IBM Endpoint Manager 9.0, lets quickly install the IEM 9.0 evaluation version.
Before you start creating a POC image, its recommended to read tutorial: How to create a YUM repository from an ISO image or mounted CD.
You may download the IEM Linux... [More]
Detecting installations of a particular software on Windows is a simple job, but things get worst in case of Linux and UNIX, especially if the software was not installed using native binaries like rpm or deb packages. Windows has the registry (start -> run -> regedit.exe) to list all the required details of a product like install path, product version, locale or product type etc., but on Linux or UNIX it may not be that easy. There's a similar problem about detecting DB2 installations on Non-Windows OS without running ab IBM DB2... [More]
Content in the OS Deployment and Bare Metal Imaging site has been modified.
* Bare Metal Server Management Dashboard
* Image Library Dashboard
* MDT Bundle Creator 3.1.35
* Deploy MDT Bundle Creator (ID: 46)
* Change Upload Maintenance Service Scan Delay Period (ID: 8)
* Warning: Server is Low on Free Disk Space (ID: 28)
* Update Server Whitelist for OS Deployment (ID: 36)
Reasons for Update:
* Fix issues involving deploying multiple partitions
* Fix issues with endpoint manager... [More]
IBM Mobile Device Management
Due to a change in iTunes App requirements, we will be discontinuing support of OS 3.0 and below in our 9.0.20021 release of the IBM Endpoint Manager Mobile App on iTunes. This affects iPhone 3G and older devices.
These devices will no longer be able to download or update the IBM app, but will continue to be managed with IBM Mobile Device Management.
Application Engineering Team
IBM Endpoint Manager
We are pleased to announce the support for Solaris Live Upgrade.
We have released a new site called “Patches for Solaris Live Upgrade”, which contains Fixlets for patching Solaris inactive boot environments.
Supported Solaris Versions:
- Solaris 9
- Solaris 10
- Solaris 10x86
Type of Patches:
- Oracle Recommended patches
- Oracle Security patches
- Oracle Critical Patch Updates (CPU)
Here is some simple steps for new users. Let's take Patch Overview dashboard for example. First, enable Patching Support site: 1. Locate License Overview dashboard in BES Support site: 2. Ctrl+F to launch the Find window and type in Patching Support, it will help you to locate the Patching Support site in the License Overview dashboard. Then click Enable: 3. Wait until the site is up-to-date, currently the latest version is 26: Second, go to Patch Management... [More]
After a bit of a hiatus, we've released a new update for labs featuring the Baseline Synchronization Dashboard! Baselines are the friend of every administrator. They let you bundle together a ton of disparate, stand alone fixlets into one grand do-it-all package, saving you the pains and burdens of managing each fixlet individual. However dealing with baselines themselves are not without headaches. Trying to keep in sync the baselines, their source fixlets, and their actions, all while maintaining the flexibility to test and include changes... [More]